Dinky toys No. 27G (circa 1950) Motocart with tipping trailer. A little playworn, but original.
Missed two visits to the toyfair (bit poorly) but managed to get to it on July 1st; possibly the warmest day I can remember. Still quite well attended by both sellers and buyers.
So a Hornby 0-6-0 Great Western pannier tank and a Ford 105E van for not much money. The loco needed a bit of TLC and a new copper ring for the top of the chimney. The Anglia van is I think supposed to be in British Relay livery but the graphics are very poor. Might have expected better from Oxford Die-casts. Also needed some fettling as the baseplate was loose.
The next visit was towards the end of August. Much cooler, thankfully and reasonably well-attended.
Which yielded a couple of bargain bin items and a quite nice (Corgi) BET single-deck bus in Oxford livery, for no money at all.
The ‘random’ bag of bits,
was once a Matchbox “Models of Yesteryear” series, Model T BP petrol tanker.
…it is again.
Lastly in October…chillier and really quite Autumnal…
Harrington Grenadier by EFE in (local firm) Timpson’s livery. Common sight on the roads to the West Country ‘back in the day’. Plus a 1950s Karrier Bantam dustcart by Matchbox in very poor condition but a ‘fun’ buy. Lastly a 1960s Dinky Toys Jaaaaag Mk X. Nice original, slightly playworn, condition and a steal at just £1. Needed tyres….not a problem. Poorly attended but was different in that a researcher for a publishing company was interested in talking to people about possible toy-related magazine ideas. It is unusual to see a lady at these, pretty much, male-oriented events. 😛
Missed a couple of events, due to being less than 100%, so was glad to make it to the Toyfair up at the village recently.
Not that well attended & few bargains…..but able to pick up a 1950’s Dinky Plymouth Estate at really very little money. Nice original condition. Some playwear but very acceptable.
Maybe in the night the cars plan to take over the World….
Another trip up to the village to visit the Toyfair, yielded a fair number of new items.
An early 1950s Dinky Toys Talbot Lago, racing car, in fair, playworn condition. A 1/76 Volvo tractor, 1950s, Hornby Dublo 3 rail wagon, 1960s Playcraft Jouef wagon & a 1950s Hornby 3 rail turn out. Total £15.75. Most satisfactory.
The Talbot has been subjected to some minor restoration…basically new number decals.
& a touch of white paint to the driver’s headgear.
It completes my set of the six Dinky racing cars of the 1950s….
From L-R Talbot, Alfa Romeo, Cooper Bristol, HWM, Ferrari (in blue!) & Maserati.
There was also a Vanwall but that was a of different series/sequence & does not really go with the earlier models, & a generic “streamliner”, which is not all that sought after.